The new semester is a taskmaster.
Settling into dorm life.
About speaking up in class.
School districts, honors classes, and other life-defining bureaucracy.
Summer ennui and gun violence.
In algebra, I was suffering in literal silence.
An argument in favor of speaking up in class (even when it freaks you out).
An open letter to a random stranger.
I thought going to a fancy store betrayed my mom’s very existence.
July’s theme is ORIGIN STORY. For details on how to send us your work, please read our Submit page. ✴
Rookie is an online magazine and book series for teenagers. Each month, a different editorial theme drives the writing, photography, and artwork that we publish. Learn more about us here, and find out how to submit your work here!